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S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!

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S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Sound driver: Sound Images v1.2
Genre: Puzzle































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[1] T-120076-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-120076-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-120076-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-120076-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MD14005



Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.99[1][3] T-120088-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-120088-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-120088-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-120088-50



S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard! is a platform game released for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear in 1994. Originally developed by Zeppelin Games for the Commodore Amiga, it was ported to Sega's consoles by Odysseus Software and published by Codemasters. Non-Sega versions of the game are called Sink or Swim, and the working title for the Sega versions was simply Man Overboard!.

The game has you play as Kevin Codner, rescue mariner extraordinaire tasked with saving passengers from the S.S. Lucifer. Similar to Lemmings, this requires guiding the passengers to an exit by interacting with the environment. If the player takes too long the room will be flooded.

Neither the Mega Drive or Game Gear versions of S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard! were released in North America or Japan. They remained exclusives for Europe and Australia, although a US version was advertised by GameTek.

Magazine articles

Main article: S.S. Lucifer: Man Overboard!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Game Players (US) Vol. 9 No. 4 "April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #81: "April 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[4]
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Sega Magazine (UK) #11: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №35, p128
73 №156, p49[5]
79 №5, p15
80
75 №25, p36/37
75 №45, p98
69 №60, p58
69 №38, p62
84 №38, p11
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
9 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
SSLucifur MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
74 №156, p49[5]
68 №5, p22
85
89 №25, p96/97[3]
82 №45, p98
73 №61, p73
70 №38, p66
Sega Game Gear
77
Based on
7 reviews

Game Gear, AU
ManOverboard GG AU Box Front.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:CVG UK 157.pdf, page 81
  2. File:SegaMagazine UK 11.pdf, page 88
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 File:MeanMachinesSega25UK.pdf, page 96
  4. File:EGM US 081.pdf, page 117
  5. 5.0 5.1 File:CVG UK 156.pdf, page 49